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LESSONS FROM THE CHURCHES IN REVELATION

Don’t lose your love for God’s truth or His people (Rev. 2:1-7 church @ Ephesus) Remain faithful in the face of tribulation and poverty (Rev. 2:8-11 church @ Smyrna) Resist Satan’s influence, even to death, if necessary (Rev. 2:12-17 church @ Pergamos) Resist false teaching (Rev. 2:18-29 church @ Thyatira) Remain zealous and pure in conduct (Rev. 3:1-6 church @ …

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March Madness

March is the month for college basketball. Sixty-eight teams compete for top honors over three wild weekends of energy and excitement. Watching a game on TV, I was frustrated to see one of the star players foul out of the game. After being forgiven for the first four fouls, players have the opportunity to watch the rest of the game from a …

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Why Kids Need Camp by Brandon Heath

Before recording my sixth album, “No Turning Back,” I needed restoring. I was a bit tired, working a lot, feeling kind of uninspired. I prayed from Psalm 51 “Restore unto me the joy of my salvation.” The more I prayed that prayer, the more I thought about where my journey began — at camp. I started thinking about where I …

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Applying a Little Heat

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7 One …

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Where did the name Cherith (pronounced Keerith) come from?

Cherith is the name of the brook the Lord sent the prophet Elijah to for spiritual refreshment. While Elijah was there, ravens brought food to him. You can read about this in 1 Kings 17:1-6. Today we look at Camp Cherith® as a place campers come to learn more about Jesus Christ and have their souls refreshed by the Lord.

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Why I want to come back to camp.

While fun, games, friends, good programming, and time well spent are all elements of camp that I love, there is something far greater.  It’s something you can’t really understand unless you’ve been there, it’s something you can’t really explain to an outsider, and it’s something you can’t really miss once you’re there.  Simply put, God is there.  God is at …

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The Benefits of Camp

1. Improved confidence and social skills 2. Leadership 3. Fight nature deficit disorder 4. The value of play 5. Summer education Learning is more than textbooks and tests. Fun meets education in the classrooms of camp. “It’s not only cognitive learning, it’s emotional learning,” says Tom Potter, associate professor at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Potter has been involved …

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What is “the power of camp”? What makes summer camp such a unique experience?

Camp Cherith provides a unique setting in which kids can get away from their normal routine and more fully process their hopes and dreams for their future, including evaluating the kind of life God intends for them. The things they can break away from are peer pressure, difficult expectations and self-pressure to maintain their reputation back home. They can ask …

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Why make camp a priority this summer?

A parent was asked why they send their child to camp each summer and if they were going to be returning this year? Her response was; “Camp is not an option – it’s a priority. There is nothing throughout the year that can offer to our boys what camp does. I have noticed year after year, it is here that …

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Writing Camp Jobs on a Resume

The truth is leadership experiences at high-quality summer camps teach life skills, and hone a work ethic that pays dividends throughout an equally demanding non-camp career. Staff members must choose their words wisely, copy edit carefully, and describe the magnitude of their responsibility. On a resume, everything matters, including printing on watermarked paper with at least 25-percent cotton-fiber content. No …

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